Kanye West & Jay-Z
Monster (feat. Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver)
Here’s a visualisation exercise for you: picture the tender Justin Vernon, the soul of Bon Iver, sinking back into one of the leather sofas in the control room of Kanye West’s recording studio in Hawaii, having a friendly chat with the bad cop Rick Ross –who, of course, is busy rolling a huge joint while Nicki Minaj is putting on make-up a couple of feet away– about how to resolve the second part of a tune produced by leader Jay-Z. This actually happened, and the result of those unexpected encounters is on “Monster”, the latest gift from G.O.O.D Music Fridays, Mr. West’s weekly Friday musical present (his or someone else’s).